Defence Week Premium 281 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.281 of 28 November 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

DMO, SAAB and ASC sign contract to upgrade Collins Submarines

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with ASC to update and modernise the ISCMMS on the Royal Australian Navy's Collins Class Submarines. Premium

Defence awards contract to support frigates

Royal Australian Navy and Thales personnel sign the combat system support contract for the Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates.

A $46 million contract has been signed with Thales Australia for in-service support on four Royal Australian Navy ships. Premium

RAAF receives C-17A Cargo Compartment Trainer

The fully functional replica of a C-17 fuselage will add significant value to the RAAF with the capability to train pilots and loadmasters in Australia [Photo: Baron Walton/Boeing Defence Australia]

The DMO has announced the successful delivery and commissioning of a Cargo Compartment Trainer for the RAAF C-17A Globemaster transport aircraft. Premium

RMMVA seeks industry suppliers for Land 121/3B

RMMV HX 8x8 vehicle

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia says more than 500 companies attended the supplier days it hosted during November, with the aim of encouraging Australian industry to explore opportunities with RMMVA and its key subcontractors relating to Land 121 Phase B. Premium

First Aussie C-27J Spartan clears final assembly

Australia’s first C-27J Spartan has cleared final assembly

Australia's first C-27J Spartan tactical transport has cleared the final assembly stage at Alenia Aermacchi's Caselle site in Turin, Italy, the manufacturer announced. Premium

Australia's amphibious ambition awry?

An Australian LARC V amphibious vehicle

In an article in the Australian Army Journal, Captain Dean Clark sees the planned ADAS as suffering a loss in capability with the decommissioning of the ADF's LARC V amphibious vehicle without an identified replacement. Premium

Amphibious APC a Land 400 contender?

The team of SAIC, ST Kinetics and Armatec Survivability recently demonstrated wheeled amphibious modifications to the wheeled Terrex 8x8 APC. Premium

Stealth Technology expert wins Minister's Science Award

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky congratulates Dr Andrew Amiet, winner of the 2013 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science.

A stealth technology expert, responsible for significantly enhancing the survivability of military vehicles and vessels, has won the 2013 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science. Premium

ADF launches enhanced workforce model

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Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert joined Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin in Canberra to launch a major ADF workforce reform - Project Suakin. Premium

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News: Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence

The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.